Tuition and Financial Aid
- If you would like information about financial aid at The University of Akron, please contact:
- Eligibility for grant aid is based on financial need as determined through information provided on the FAFSA. Grant awards are given to qualifying students and, except under extremely limited conditions, do not need to be repaid. In the past, the following programs were available to students; please note the availability of these programs are subject to change.
- Examples of grant programs include:
- Federal Pell Grant — Available almost exclusively to undergraduates and all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amount they qualify based on financial need. Estimated annual awards range from $523 to $5,500 (2011-12) and these grants are prorated based on the number of enrolled credit hours. Due to the current federal budget discussions, Pell grant awards are estimated at this time. Once the federal budget is approved, we will post the current award amounts.
- Ohio College Opportunity Grant — This is a grant that is offered to students who are Ohio residents. These grants are also prorated based on full or part-time enrollment status.
- The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) — These grants are only awarded to students who meet the strict need guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education, and submit the FAFSA by March 1. You must be Pell eligible to receive this grant.
- The TEACH Grant — A new federal grant program for students planning to be teachers in a high need field within a low-income school. The University of Akron has set additional specifications for its TEACH Grant recipients. Learn more.
- The Federal government offers loan forgiveness of up to $17,500 in Federal loans for math and science teachers who 1) meet the highly qualified teacher status, 2) teach for five consecutive years, and 3) teach for these five years in a low-income school.
- As a Teaching Fellow, you should easily meet the criteria of being a highly qualified teacher in a low-income school. For more information, please visit the Federal Loan Forgiveness Website.
- If you are interested in applying for additional aid from the federal government, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Summer classes require a separate aid application. It will be available on our Financial Aid website around March 15th.